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Fiends And Neighbours by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama. Several simple settings and some mild expletives.
SynopsisHoping to leave an unhappy past behind, Alice and disabled daughter Molly meet Brenda, who lives more in the past than the present. Brad, a thief and a bully, ensures that Brenda’s stability and Alice’s new-found optimism are destroyed at a stroke.
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The Fiery Bride by E. C. Chapman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 67 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTraditional carols, to be sung or played from a recording between scenes. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA ghost story for Christmas, interspersed with traditional carols. (Structurally in two acts, but with a duration on the boundary between one-act and full-length.)
SynopsisThis dramatisation of a classic Dorset ghost story evokes life in rural Dorset and the clash between aristocrats and servants at the turn of the 18th Century.
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Fleas Can Bite by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDry comedy, on the boundary between a long one-act play, and a short full-length one. (It's in two acts.)
SynopsisA saga of unrequited love, insanity and blackmail, populated by a strange collection of patients, professionals and friends.
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The Gatekeeper's True Religion by Michael Pearcy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The parts are tremendous, with the stolid, doomed man at the centre, the Priest who cannot match deeds to words and the prostitute who understands more of Vasily's soul than the priest ever could.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Simple sets. Very serious subject, but peppered with a wonderful black humour. Contains swearing and adult themes.
SynopsisVasily guards one of the gates into the sealed off Chernobyl Nuclear Power station. Pavel is a Priest sent to tend to the small flock who still live in the shadow of Chernobyl, while Petlova is a prostitute who ministers to Vasily's physical needs.
A great commentary on religion, on attitudes to life, on the after-effects of disasters.... many, many things.
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Get to Dance by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The characters are 7 female youth actor-dancers (playing ages 14-16) and one 1 adult female actor (playing age aroung 50)
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for a youth-theatre company.
SynopsisA window in to the lives of the members of a dance academy and their 'welcome' for new member Georgina, an overweight teenager who has decided to try dancing as a last resort in her determination to overcome her weight problem. This one act play deals with bullying in all of its forms with humour, music, dance and pathos as Georgina's journey progresses to its uplifting conclusion. Along the way her stoic strength of character enables her to peel away repressed emotions in others and helps them to come to terms with their own difficulties.
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The Ghost Of Sandy O'Grady by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghostly one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisTen years on from the disappearance of Sandy O'Grady, Toby is convinced that his ghost will return to his cottage each year on the anniversary of his death. Toby locks all windows and doors and remains indoors every 19 January, although this year the arrival of a stranded young married couple throw Toby’s routine into disarray.
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The Ghosts of Marvin Grange by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Principal characters nominally adults but could be played by teenagers or a mixed group of teenagers and adults.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] (Dependent on how much the actors ham up the death scene!)
MusicNone.
StyleMelodrama - with the playwright's tongue firmly in his cheek. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisChristopher Sinclair receives a strange summons and returns to Marvin Grange, a remote estate on a lonely moor to unravel the mystery of a haunting that is driving his cousin's wife mad...
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The Girls of Autumn by Paul Barile
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy, structurally in two acts but of one-act length, on a split (park bench/jewellery store) set. US English.
SynopsisThe legendary Summer Set - an all-woman jewel-thief circle from the 1970s - has retired to a quiet life. In their early sixties, they seem content, until the elusive Autumn Diamond makes it way to their little patch of the earth. Enter a mysterious visitor and an old friend-turned-nemesis, and the race is on to steal the diamond and go out in style.
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God's Minstrel by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Four of the characters are intended to be doubled by one actor (though they need not be). The roles of Clare's Cousin and the Soldier are optional.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleYou can think of this either as a short two-act play, or a long one-act play. Single set.
SynopsisMixed in with a little tale from modern times, this is the story of how Francis of Assisi became a saint. A moving and honest telling.
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Going, Going, Gone by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleWith very well observed and realistic characters this one act comedy takes a wry look at family relationships.
SynopsisLong suffering Vera has reached the limit of her patience and has decided to leave her marriage of 40 years to Fred. Her preparations are interrupted by sister Doreen's announcement that after a multitude of marriages, she has realised that she is gay and brings round fiancée Jo to meet Fred and Vera. Doreen and Jo are closely followed by Honey, Fred and Vera's daughter, who brings more bewilderment for them with her announcement that her six-week marriage is over! The resultant hilarious chaos proves too much for Fred who is spurred on to assert himself with drastic and unexpected action.
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